Holding On by Ann Christine Tabaka

A single leaf

Survived the winter

Tenaciously hanging

Onto the bare branch

 

The heavy snows

And howling winds

Could not budge it

It remained resilient

 

It stood the test of time

Through many months

Trials and tribulations

Of the fierce season

 

Now spring is here

And the old must yield

To the green buds

Pushing from within

 

It could withstand

The harshest weather

But not the gentle

Nudging of new growth

 

Life goes in cycles

It cannot be stopped

The old must eventually

Make way for the new

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Holding On by Ann Christine Tabaka

  1. This is a wonderful poem. It brings all kinds of emotions bubbling up from deep inside my soul. I think this will be placed in my favorites file with countless others this author has created. Such a talented wordsmith!

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